I’ve had the amazing opportunity to be a partner for the DJI Mavic Air campaign, which meant that I’ve been flying this tiny drone for the last 3 weeks.

A lot of people have asked me about the stills quality of this drone (for video quality, check out my buddy @itchban who was also on the campaign with me). What you’ll find here is 10 images – RAW and edited. These images will give you a great idea of how good the RAW quality and dynamic range is, as well as how far you can push these files.

*Spoiler alert*

It’s great. Sharpness is decent, and there’s plenty of dynamic range to work with. Some of the RAW files I’ve deliberately chosen to edit were the severely under exposed or over exposed frames from the AEB function I spend most of my time shooting in. You really can push these files quite some way before they start to fall apart – some of the tree shots were 2 to 3 stops under exposed.

I hope these images are helpful! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment!

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  • Mike says:

    I’m finding the image quality of my Mavic Air to be quite grainy, both in RAW and video format. Have you experienced this?

    • Pat Kay says:

      The low light performance isn’t that great, although it’s not dissimilar to the Mavic Pro 1. Typically anything over ISO 200 becomes (in my eyes) pretty grainy, with anything over ISO 600 becoming unacceptable for me. YYMV though.

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